Environmental Health & Safety

Twenty-One SOCMA Members Qualify For ChemStewards Excellence Tier

By Chemical Processing Staff

Sep 23, 2014

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced that 21 member facilities have exceeded key ChemStewards benchmarks, qualifying them for the Excellence Tier – the program’s highest ranking.

Seven facilities are new to the Excellence Tier:

    Lonza (Rochester, NY facility, and Lake Charles, LA racility)

    South Coast Terminals (Port Terminal facility and Strang Road facility, Houston, TX)

    TM Chemicals Limited Partnership (Sea Lion Technology plant and Limited Partnership facility, Deer Park, TX)

    Polysciences (Bangs Laboratory, Warmington, PA)

ChemStewards is an industry-developed EHS&S program designed for the specialty chemical industry. It’s based on a three-tier system with key performance requirements per tier with increasing levels of difficulty.  Tier One is known as Fundamental and Tier Two is Enhanced Performance – the standard tier for ChemStewards participants.  To qualify for Excellence, or Tier Three, facilities must commit to core principles, complete security requirements, meet specific metrics obligations and requirements, have at least one documented management review meeting and complete a third-party verification of management systems at the Enhanced Performance (Tier Two) level. To maintain their ranking, facilities must sustain EHS&S performance metrics at or above the Excellence criteria.

For more information, visit: www.socma.com